A firearm is a powerful tool we use to defend ourselves and our families. Responsible gun owners dedicate time and money on training so they can be effective defenders of the home, and they educate their spouses and children about the potential uses and dangers of firearms.
The question of whether or not to lock up firearms is an important one, and the answer varies based on the situation. Perhaps the most sensitive aspect is how to secure your home-defense gun. A home-defense firearm needs to be as ready as possible to deal with a threat—even (or especially) at 2 a.m., if you hear an intruder in your home. But for many gun owners, the need to be ready must be balanced with the risk of their firearm falling into the wrong hands—particularly those of children.
Here are some methods of keeping your home-defense gun secure but ready.
By far, the most accessible and secure option is keeping your firearm on your person. With this option, you are at your readiest to engage a potential intruder and this practice ensures that you are always in control of your gun. But it has a drawback. What do you when you go to sleep, take a shower or can’t carry for some other reason?